This page has practice with get collocations.
Some of the words in the list are fairly common but some are idioms that you may not be so aware of.
Read through the list and check you understand the meaning of each. Do some further research on the internet if you are unsure of any.
Remember that they are verbs so they can change tense. As they can take different tenses, you should just use this as an exercise to become aware of the word.
Trying to use a new word but making errors with it may not help your band score so you should check how the collocations can be used in different ways.
|get divorced||End a marriage|
|get drunk||Become intoxicated|
|get excited||Look forward to something|
|get going||Start moving / depart|
|get the impression||A feeling due to experience|
|get a job||Find work|
|get a life||Do something different or interesting|
|get lost||Not know where you are|
|get the message||Understand what is meant|
|get nowhere||Failing to achieve something|
|get off||Leave a vehicle, aircraft etc|
|get out||Move out of / depart from|
|get over||Recover from something|
|get the sack||Dismissed from a job|
|get a shock||Very surprised by something|
|get upset||Become mentally unsettled e.g. angry, sad etc|
|get used to||Unpleasant at first but becomes better|
Decide which of the three get collocations will fit in the gap.
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